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Davis was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 1962, prior to training camp as a rookie for the Browns. He never played a game in the NFL.

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Q: Did Ernie Davis die before his first Cleveland Browns game?
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How much did the Cleveland Browns draft Ernie Davis?

they didn't draft Ernie Davis he was drafted by the chiefs and then almost immediately traded to the browns


Did Ernie Davis play for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

No, his only NFL game appearance was with the Cleveland Browns.


Who drafted Ernie Davis?

Ernie Davis was the number-one pick in the 1962 NFL Draft, becoming the first African American football player to be taken first overall. Selected by the Washington Redskins, his rights were then traded to the Cleveland Browns for Bobby Mitchell and a first-round draft choice. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League


Who was the running back drafted by the browns with leukemia?

Browns running back Ernie Davis died of Leukemia in 1962, before ever getting the chance to play in the NFL. However, Ernie Davis wasn't drafted by the Browns, he was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins with the first pick in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft.


What years did the Cleveland Browns play doubleheader exhibition games?

I believe the 1st Browns double header game was in 1962, where Ernie Davis was introduced and walked out on the field in a suit. The last one was played in 1971 or 1972


Who was the first round draft pick traded to the Cleveland Browns by Washington who died of luekemia before playing in a game?

The Redskins traded #1 overall draft choice Ernie Davisto the Browns for Bobby Mitchell. The Browns had plans of pairing Davis with Jim Brown in the offensive backfield but Davis was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 1962, shortly after the trade. He passed away less than a year later.


What school did Ernie Davis go to?

Ernie Davis played college ball at Syracuse University. He was drafted (1962) by the Washington Redskins and subsequently traded to the Cleveland Browns but never played a game in the NFL as he was diagnosed with incurable leukemia prior to his rookie season. He passed away less than a year later.


What did Ernie Davis do after colllege?

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Why was ernie Davis not given number 44 for the Cleveland Browns?

Defensive back Jim Shofner had worn the #44 for the Browns since the 1958 season. Back in those days, it was not a custom to give a player a specific number because he had worn it in college or with another team, so the Browns gave him the #45.


Where did Ernie Davis die?

Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio on May 18, 1963.


Who was the first black first round draft choice in the NFL?

Ernie Davis of Syracuse University was the first African American to be selected #1 overall in the NFL draft. That was 1962 and he was selected by the Washington Redskins and subsequently traded to the Cleveland Browns. Davis tragically was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 1962 and passed away in May, 1963 without ever playing an NFL game. Davis was also the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.


Has there ever been a double header pro football game?

no FYI: no is the wrong answer There has been a Pro Football Double Header game. It was played on Saturday August 18,1962 at Cleveland Stadium. The Detroit Loins played the Dallas Cowboys and then Pittsburgh Steelers played the Cleveland Browns. I have a program from the game. It was a preseason game and the program states it was the 1st pro football double-header. It also should be noted that it was Ernie Davis's only appearance at Cleveland Stadium. My program is also signed by Ernie Davis. MORE: This is an incomplete answer -- there were annual pro football doubleheaders in Cleveland from 1962 through 1971. The Browns played a premier NFL team, usually the Packers. This featured game followed an early game played by two neutral teams. These events were always sold out. And to correct the above entry, Ernie Davis may have "appeared" at that first double-header game, but he was not in uniform and did not play.